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Should fossils be sold on the open market or kept in museum hands? The contentious issue resurfaces on 19th November at Bonhams in New York, when the fossilised remains of two duelling dinosaurs unearthed at a Montana ranch could fetch $9m. US law restricts the sale of fossils found on public, but not private, land; palaeontologists fear that the combatants, possibly two undiscovered species, will be permanently lost to science.

Now that Voyager 1 is travelling among the stars, it’s time to decide where to go next in the solar system. The Royal Astronomical Society will meet in London on 8th November…

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